| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Better late than never is what I'll call this column.
Back in mid-May, when I was spending a few days in Baltimore helping out with The Sun's coverage of the run-up to the Preakness, I completely overlooked another horse-related story with a strong...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The former Havre de Grace Racetrack, known as "The Graw," was the site of many spirited and historic horse races in its relatively short existence from 1912 to 1950.
This October, the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will honor African-...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:09 AM
One of the half-brothers of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who finished a close up third in Saturday's Travers Stakes at Saratoga, has moved to Maryland in preparation for entering stallion duty at Country Life Farm in Bel Air.
Freedom Child, runaway...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Funeral services for E. Allen Murray Jr., a prominent Maryland thoroughbred horse breeder and owner and lifelong Harford County resident, will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, at Zellman Funeral Home in Havre de Grace at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be Sunday,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:04 AM
E. Allen Murray Jr., an electrical engineer and prominent thoroughbred horse breeder from Harford County, died on Aug. 13. He was 80.
E. Allen Murray Jr., an electrical engineer and prominent thoroughbred horse breeder from Harford County, died Aug. 13....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Forest Boyce was not worried when she heard the results of the Maryland Million post-position draw, even though two of her seven entries drew the rail position.
Eighttofasttocatch, the 2011 champion and this year's favorite in the marquee $150,000...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. will speak at an Author Luncheon on Oct. 25 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Harford Community College's Chesapeake dining rooms. McDaniels' biography of Isaac Murphy, "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy," was just...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The 3-year-old colt who inspired a summer fervor for Maryland horse racing by winning five straight races, including the 2013 Kentucky Derby, is entering retirement.
Orb, owned by Baltimore native Stuart S. Janney III and home-bred at Phipps Stable,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Craig Moe didn't look like he was betting with both fists Saturday at Laurel Park, but he didn't exactly come off as a wide-eyed neophyte either as the city of Laurel teamed with the track for a feel-good cross-promotional event.
Inside a former...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:00 PM
(NOTE: To download Liam's full cheat sheet for all of Saturday's races, click here. Following is his analysis on the Preakness Stakes.)
There are always lots of hard luck stories in the Kentucky Derby, and some of those hard luck horses come to...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Secretariat was a star but not yet a legend when his van rolled up to Pimlico Race Course in the second week of May 1973.
The big red horse had taken off like a rocket ship to run down the field at the Kentucky Derby, winning in less than two minutes, a...
| May 4, 2013
| 10:10 AM
First things first: Grantland has a terrific look-back at Hunter S. Thompson's "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved." I always start the Derby primer with a link to this story -- and by always, I mean I also did it last year -- and this adds...